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netral

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Report this Jun. 19 2013, 3:36 am

A lot of people think that he is an annoying brat, but personally I think he's adorable...


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Report this Jun. 19 2013, 9:37 am

I think Alexander was typical of Modern/Spoiled kids where everything is handed to them on a Silver Plate. Alexander had no appreciation or desire for discipline.  He wanted to have his fun NOW. be lazy, take the easy way out. . . . .And, I thought it was fitting when he grew up & was on the Rotaran on DS9, he was the Bumbling Fool/Butt of Crews Jokes, as his life of ease equipped him with few skills to be a valuble Warrior or anything else.  I personally saw him as a selfish spoiled brat & was embarassed for Worf on the Enterprise.  on DS9, i saw Alexander as the 20somethin kid that realizes he needs to grow up, & tries his best to begin to act like an Adult. 

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Report this Jun. 19 2013, 9:44 am

TNG writers didn't know how to write for children. Wesley and Alexander were never given great lines or plots.


Alexander was just a kid who lost his mother and saw her die.  I understand where they were trying to go with him not wanting to be a warrior but it was written poorly. 


DS9 improved the development of children in storylines with Jake and Nog who had good arcs, especially Nog. 

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Report this Jun. 19 2013, 10:02 am

Alexander wasn't spoiled, he was a young child.


Worf and K'Ehleyr mated in The Emissary, the 20th episode of the 2nd season.


K'Eleyr shows up with Alexander in Reunion the 7th episode of the 4th season


so when we first meet Alexander he is less than two years old. So obviously he didn't want discipline, to follow rules, and of course he wanted everything now. He was a CHILD

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Report this Jun. 19 2013, 2:37 pm

I agree that he was just a toddler although he was bigger than most kids, I guess that's the Klingon part.  Worf was honestly one of the worst dads ever. He was inflexible, had no sympathy for a little boy who lost his mother and WATCHED her die. "Look and always remember". WTF Worf? That is not what you to to a little half human kid. K'Ehleyr was awesome and Worf would have probably been a better dad if she'd lived to balance him out.  All he cared about was duty, honor and being Klingon. Worf may have been TVs first Tiger Mom. Then he left him with his parents on Earth. Dead beat dad in space.  I hope he at least sent child support. I don't blame Alexander for being resentful later in life. 


 

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Report this Jun. 19 2013, 4:28 pm

It's funny how Alexander AND Wesley
were both despised by so much of the
fanbase, and neither actor playing them
ever became bigger stars, after STAR TREK.


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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 3:41 am

Quote: 2takesfrakes @ Jun. 19 2013, 4:28 pm

>It's funny how Alexander AND Wesley

>were both despised by so much of the
fanbase, and neither actor playing them
ever became bigger stars, after STAR TREK.


None of the Star Trek cast became "bigger stars" after Star Trek. Most of them went on to direct or back to Broadway.  


And to which Alexander are you referring? There are three child Alexanders.


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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 6:06 am

Quote: bunkey @ Jun. 20 2013, 3:41 am

Quote: 2takesfrakes @ Jun. 19 2013, 4:28 pm

>

>It's funny how Alexander AND Wesley

>were both despised by so much of the
fanbase, and neither actor playing them
ever became bigger stars, after STAR TREK.

None of the Star Trek cast became "bigger stars" after Star Trek. Most of them went on to direct or back to Broadway.  

And to which Alexander are you referring? There are three child Alexanders.


Nobody really became huge stars on screen, some have become quite big off screen though. Robbie McNeil, Roxann Dawson, Jonathan Frakes, Levar Burton are highly in demand directors.


Actually I don't think many of the Trek actors spent much time in front of the camera after their respective shows were over.

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 6:21 am

The only one who actually had a post Trek career to speak of on screen where they're known for something other than Star Trek is Shatner and it took him 40 years to do that. Boston Legal have him a chance to finally break from Captain Kirk.  


 


The exception may be Scott Bakula who was well known before Enterrpise.


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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 6:50 am

Quote: bunkey @ Jun. 20 2013, 6:21 am

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>The only one who actually had a post Trek career to speak of on screen where they're known for something other than Star Trek is Shatner and it took him 40 years to do that. Boston Legal have him a chance to finally break from Captain Kirk.  

>The exception may be Scott Bakula who was well known before Enterrpise.

>


Kate Mulgrew was pretty well known before Trek too.


Will Wheaton is becomig pretty popular NOW, thanks to The Big Bang Theory. We saw him at Dragon Con and the line fo his autograph was by far he lonest

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 7:00 am

I actually thought of Wil Wheaton as the biggest star when TNG premiered, LOL.  I was old enough to love Stand By Me but had been a little too old for Reading Rainbow when it started and definitely was too young for Roots, so I had no idea who LeVar Burton was. When I was reading about the casting in Starlog prior to the show starting, Wheaton was the only name I knew.


I know Kate was famous for Ryan's Hope but I'd never heard of her at the time since I never ever watched soaps. My mother actually knew who she was though.

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 7:04 am

yeah I was too young at the time to really know who Kate Mulgrew was but she had her own show too, "Kate Loves a Mystery" or something like that


I did watch Reading Rainbow, and I knew that he was Geordi but that was before I was really into Trek. Though I do remember the episode of Reading Rainbow when they went behind the scenes of TNG


Bob Picardo I kind of knew, not by name but his face. He's had small parts in so many movies and of course The Wonder Years. (which I never watched but knew of)

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 7:15 am

I knew Ethan Phillips and Rene Auberjonois from Benson, now that I think about it, but not by name. It was more of a "That Guy" situation.


I'd seen Avery Brooks on Spencer For Hire and the Hawk spinoff.  He was actually someone I was excited about when I'd heard he'd been cast.  I was kinda disappointed when he showed up with hair and no goatee though, lol. I was happy when he went back to that look.

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 8:19 am

I love the way he said Spencer....SPENCAAAAAAA

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Report this Jun. 20 2013, 5:02 pm

Quote: bunkey @ Jun. 20 2013, 3:41 am

>None of the Star Trek cast became "bigger stars" after Star Trek. Most of them went on to direct or back to Broadway.  And to which Alexander are you referring? There are three child Alexanders.
As it applies to all 3, does it make any difference?  


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